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At Methodist Hospital and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, we’re committed to doing what’s right for your heart, and we always have been. Our physicians, nurses and technicians work closely to ensure your care is tailored to suit your specific needs.

We continuously assess our performance, and are proud to report that MHS outcomes for such key measures as ‘door-to-balloon rates’ – the amount of time it takes to move a heart patient from the emergency room entrance to lifesaving procedure – are consistently better than national standards.

All of our diagnostic and rehabilitation centers – from Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation to our Vascular Lab and Echo Lab – are nationally certified for excellence in cardiac care.

Understanding Quality Care

Methodist Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for improving the quality of care for heart attack patients.

In May 2013, Methodist Hospital earned the AHA Mission: Lifeline Silver Performance Achievement Award as a STEMI (STElevation Myocardial Infarction) Receiving Center. STEMI means heart attack, and successful heart attack treatment requires a carefully coordinated, expedited response.

As a Mission: Lifeline Award winner, the multidisciplinary team at Methodist Hospital has demonstrated a higher standard of care that improves the survival and outcomes of the most critical heart attack patients. AHA Mission: Lifeline performance standards are among the many quality measures that the Methodist Cardiac & Vascular Center focuses on each day.

Methodist Hospital has also received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012.

The award recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

Methodist Hospital Cardiac and Vascular Center Nuclear Medicine has been Accredited in Nuclear Cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission

Methodist Hospital Cardiac and Vascular Center Nuclear Medicine is accredited in Nuclear Cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Cardiac conditions and chest pain can be diagnosed with nuclear medicine.

Accreditation by the IAC means that Methodist Hospital Cardiac and Vascular Center Nuclear Medicine has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. 

Methodist Hospital Vascular Laboratory Accredited

Methodist Hospital, Methodist Women’s Hospital and Methodist Cardiac and Vascular Center have been granted a three-year re-accreditation in vascular diagnostic testing by the Inter-societal Accreditation Commission (IAC).  The areas re-accredited include extra cranial cerebral-vascular testing, peripheral arterial testing and peripheral venous testing.


Vascular & Vein Services

Methodist Physicians Clinic Vascular & Vein Services provides comprehensive treatment and management of conditions of the vein and vascular system including peripheral arterial disease, blood clots, blockages and varicose vein disease.

Our vascular surgeons have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the circulatory system, outside of the heart.

This includes treatment of arteries such as:

  • Carotid arteries (main arteries that supply blood to the brain)
  • Aorta (main artery of the chest and abdomen)
  • Peripheral arteries (supply blood to the extremities) 

Methodist Physicians Clinic Vascular & Vein Clinic also specializes in the treatment of varicose veins & spider veins.

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